Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Tel: (980)598-1000
  • The Charlotte Campus offers bachelors, associate and certificate programs. Located in financial center of the New South, home to 299 Fortune 500 companies, the campus offers links to local, national and global industry in a modern, fast-paced university setting. Our pioneering approach to academics combines classroom education with industry-specific skills. Our academic programs blend the theoretical with the practical and are designed with industry input, so you’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills employers are seeking. We'll provide you with hands-on learning in small classroom settings, training on industry-specific software, leadership development and community service opportunities, a faculty with significant industry experience, the opportunity to take classes in your major in your first term, innovative concentrations, opportunities to study overseas. One-third of your coursework will consist of arts and sciences classes, so you'll develop the critical thinking, analytical and communications skills necessary for long-term career progression. At our Providence Campus, we also offer graduate programs in education and business.
School Highlights
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte serves 2,255 students (98% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 20:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 37%.
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is one of 7 community colleges within Mecklenburg County, NC.
  • The nearest community college is Central Piedmont Community College (1.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 100 teachers has declined by 45% over five years.
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (NC) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Public
Total Faculty 100 staff 122 staff
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 2,255 has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 21% over five years.
Total Enrollment 2,255 students 2,273 students
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 20:1
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,207 students 967 students
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 48 students 1,306 students
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Enrollment Breakdown NC All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,275 721
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte American Indian/Alaskan (2010-2013)
% Asian
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Black (2007-2016)
% White
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte More (2014-2016)
% Non Resident races
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Non Resident (2008-2016)
% Unknown races
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Ethnicity Breakdown NC All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.69 0.55
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Diversity Score (2007-2016)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $38,800 -
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $28,539 is more than the state average of $15,051. The private state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $28,539 $15,051
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 100% 79%
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $27,000 -
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $9,980 -
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 69% 69%
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte Percent Admitted (2007-2016)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
The average community college acceptance rate in Charlotte is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Charlotte community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Charlotte is Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.